genus Nepeta


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Noun1.genus Nepeta - catmintgenus Nepeta - catmint        
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
catmint, catnip, Nepeta cataria - hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats
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The genus Nepeta (catmint) is comprised of about 300 species, occurring in Asia and Europe.
The chemotaxonomic and ethnopharmacological importance of the genus Nepeta prompted us to carry out pharmacochemical studies on one of its species N.